- What are the major reasons for the decline of the newspaper corportations?
- And why does it matter for the consumer as well as the media practitioner?
- Is the decline of the newspaper influencing the media landscape as a whole, and changing the way the media are consumed, and produced?
Since the advent of the mobile technologies, every walk of life of people has been inevitably changed. And there has been the direct beneficiary for search engines like Google and Yahoo, due largely to an increased accessibility to the Internet. However, this change in the media landscape almost inexorably victimised other industry players. In my research, the newspaper industry is taken as an example in exploring an influence and metamorphosis of the refurbished media landscape.
Rupert Murdoch: “Should we be allowing Google to steal all our copyrights?” asked the News Corp. chief at a cable industry confab in Washington, D.C., Thursday. The answer, said Murdoch, should be, ” ‘Thanks, but no thanks.’ ”
Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Robert Thomson said: “Google devalues everything it touches,” “It divides content quantitatively rather than qualitatively.”
The executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt said: “The web can ultimately be very good for news,” “Think about it: You have more readers than ever, you have more sources than ever, for sure you have more ways to report and new forms of money. New forms of making money will develop.”
Who are the news aggregators that are hated by the newspaper agencies?
- Digg, Google News, Reddit, Yahoo! News
- News aggregators can analyse multiple newspaper websites, decide which stories will interest readers, and display information about those stories to readers – generally the headline and a sentence of two from the beginning of the article – along with links to the full story.